Graphis elegans Graphidaceae
Graphis elegans

Growth type crustose
Chemical results: K+ yellow slowly turning red, P+ orange

Smooth-barked trees and twigs

The black apothecia have raised carbonaceous margins with 2-7 longitudinal furrows (not always clearly visible). Discs are not pruinose. Spores are 7-12 septate, 30-50 x 6-12 Ám, colourless but can be brown when over-mature. Microscope photograph below.

Similar: Graphis scripta. K-, margins without furrows


Graphis elegans


Graphis elegans

Microscope photograph
Graphis elegans
Graphis elegans
On Birch. Holton Lee and Studland Heath, Dorset. November 2012 and July 2013

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